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Stained Teeth: Treatment, Cost and Side Effects

What is the Stained Teeth?

The colour of the teeth is actually dependent upon certain natural factors and some genetic too. Dentin is the layer that is mostly responsible for the colour of the teeth. Dentin is actually yellow-brown in colour and is covered by a very hard layer called enamel which is white in colour. Enamel is responsible for the bluish, pinkish or yellowing tinge of the teeth. The core of the tooth is known as dental pulp which is pink or red in colour due to the presence of blood vessels. But colour of teeth is not influenced by this layer at all. The causes of stained teeth are some foods and drinks like tea, coffee, wines, coloured carbonated drinks, apples etc. Chewing and smoking excessive tobacco also causes the teeth to change colour. Certain medications like antibiotics such as doxycycline and tetracycline can discolour teeth in children below 8 years. Several mouth washes containing cetylpyridinium chloride and chlorhexidine also stain teeth. Certain antipsychotic drugs, antihistamines and high blood pressure medications have also been reported to stain teeth. Maintain poor dental hygiene like not brushing and flossing properly after meals is also responsible for teeth staining. Stained teeth can also be a result of some diseases like some infections during pregnancy, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Stains on teeth can be of different types. For example, extrinsic teeth stain wherein staining of teeth occurs on the outer surface of the teeth. A thin layer of deposition occurs on the teeth surface due to excessive tobacco consumption, tea, coffee or wine. Intrinsic staining of teeth occurs when the staining particles affect the inside of the enamel. Teeth stains also occur due to increasing age as the enamel thins down with age. There are some treatment options to whiten teeth and remove the stains on the teeth. Teeth stains can be removed by treatment options like veneers, bondings, over the counter whitening products, brushing and flossing properly etc.

How is the Stained Teeth treatment done?

There are several treatment options for stain removal from teeth. Adopting healthy dental habits, brushing and flossing after every meal helps wash off any possible stain or plaque development on the teeth. Dentifrices are devices that use a detergent or an abrasive or an antitartar agent for teeth whitening. Tooth brushing with dentifrices helps keeping extrinsic staining at bay. Professional tooth cleaning involves ultrasonic cleaning, air-jet polishing with abrasive powder and rotary polishing with abrasive paste. In another technique called enamel microabrasion a mixture of silicon carbide and weak hydrochloric acid is applied on the teeth with help of a rotary. Enamel microabrasion gives a glazed appearance on the teeth. The technique removes intrinsic teeth stains that cause by decalcifications, fluorosis etc. Bleaching stained teeth involves vital bleaching and non-vital bleaching. Vital bleaching involves bleaching teeth that have turned yellow or brown due to intrinsic discoloration and fluorosis. Bleaching of stained teeth is also done with hydrogen peroxide and carbamide and is done quite carefully to protect the soft tissue from the harmful effects of the bleaching agents. Whitening strips are also available in the markets that are impregnated with hydrogen peroxide. These strips can be used at home to maintain the already whitened teeth. Nonvital bleaching is done by placing a mixture of sodium perborate and 30% hydrogen peroxide in the pulp chamber of the tooth for about a week. Surgical procedures like dental caries or materials removal is carried out if stains occur due to such objects. Sometimes teeth stains may also require dental implants and dental extractions.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Anyone whose teeth has stained quite significantly to make them look unsightly and also may cause pain is eligible for the treatment.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If the teeth stains are not very evident and do not cause any problem may not require treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Yes, there can be side effects of removal of teeth stains like frequent tooth cleaning as the process results in removal of the enamel.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Post treatment guidelines for removal of teeth stains are avoiding smoking, acidic food and drinks, tea and coffee and very cold or very hot foods.

How long does it take to recover?

It takes a just a few hours to remove the stains from teeth.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price of teeth stain removal in India ranges from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 50,000.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Yes, the results of the treatment are permanent.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Alternatives to the treatment is to brush and floss properly, brush teeth at least twice a day, avoiding chewing tobacco and smoking, excessive wine consumption and limiting tea and coffee consumption.

Safety: High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: High Relative risk: Very Low Side Effects: Very Low Time for Recovery: Low Price Range:

Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 50,000

Popular Health Tips

Oral Health Tips!

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Oral Health Tips!

Everyone wants bright white teeth, but be careful of some over-the-counter whitening systems. Speak to your dentist before trying one of these products.

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6 Ways To Prevent Teeth Stains!

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Jaipur
6 Ways To Prevent Teeth Stains!

Teeth stains are a major inconvenience as a well as harmful for your teeth. Teeth stains can occur due to consuming certain foods and drinks. It can also be caused due to unhealthy lifestyle choices such as not brushing teeth or flossing.

Here a few tips on how to prevent teeth stains:

1. Practicing healthy habits

It is a good idea to brush, or use a mouthwash after a having a meal. Keep in mind that the foods and drinks mentioned below can stain your teeth more than others. Coffee or tea, soda, red and white wine, grape or cranberry juice, blueberries, beets, soya sauce and tomato sauce cause teeth stains so while consuming them keep in mind to always brush floss or wash your mouth after consuming these.

2. Drinking with a straw

Drinking with a straw keeps away the stains from your mouth as the liquid doesn't go near the visible front surfaces of the teeth.

3. Brush, floss and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash

By brushing, flossing and rinsing with a mouthwash on a regular basis you reduce the growth of the bacteria called plaque. Plaque is sticky by nature and promotes the formation of teeth stains. By eradicating plaque you also prevent teeth stains.

4. Get your teeth professionally cleaned

Make sure to visit a dentist at least twice a year. Even while maintaining your teeth by regular brushing, flossing and mouthwash, getting your teeth professionally cleaned is beneficial and can help you guard against teeth stains.

5. Using teeth whitening kits

At-home teeth whitening kits are available in local drugstores which help in preventing teeth stains. They usually cause slight discomfort which goes away in a few days' time.

6. Professional tooth whitening

You can also get your teeth whitened by your dentist. In this procedure, the dentist applies a bleaching agent to your teeth after applying a rubber shield on your gums. This procedure usually takes a single or in some instances multiple visits to perform.

Is Brushing Baking Soda Good For Your Teeth?

Certified Implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Pune
Is Brushing Baking Soda Good For Your Teeth?

Brushing baking soda on your teeth twice a month can remove the stains of coffee or red wine and give you your pearly white teeth back.

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Avoid Home Remedies For Tooth Whitening!

MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Avoid Home Remedies For Tooth Whitening!

Frequently asked questions. As suggested by many clinicians does lemon and baking soda whiten teeth?

Baking soda and lemon juice are not a healthy way to whiten your teeth. Although the result may seem that your teeth are whiter you have actually eroded and abraded your teeth. Lemon juice is very acidic and will erode your teeth. Baking soda is very abrasive and will abrade your teeth. Together they can have a very destructive effect. Once enamel is lost, it is lost forever.

A healthier and more effective way to bleach your teeth is to do the in-office bleaching systems or the at home bleaching systems with bleaching trays. There is no way to know how much improvement you will get but you will see an improvement. Some over-the-counter whitening products can be effective if used as instructed.

A good way to keep your teeth white is to get your routine cleanings, minimize foods that can stain your teeth (coffee, tea, wine, soda etc.) and don't smoke. Also, you can use whitening toothpaste and keep the slurry that forms from brushing in your mouth for about 5 minutes. If done consistently for a few weeks you will notice an improvement.
 

Tobacco - Know How Harmful It Is For Your Dental Health!

BDS, Certificate of Speciality Training In Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics, Advanced Certificate Course In Aesthetic Dentistry
Dentist, Mumbai
Tobacco - Know How Harmful It Is For Your Dental Health!

Tobacco has many ill effects on the health and dental health is one of them. From dark stains to poor gum health to increased incidence of decay to the more severe oral cancer, tobacco has a very detrimental effect on your dental health. Read on know more about how harmful tobacco can be on the dental system.

  1. Brown teeth and tongue: One of the tell-tale signs of a smoker are the brown teeth and stained tongue. A dentist need not even be told that the person smokes, it just shows!! What is interesting is that these stains do not go away with a scaling, they just continue to form as long as tobacco is being put into the system.
  2. Gum disease: The oral health of a smoker is definitely not at its best. With the stains on the teeth, the gums are more prone for irritation and infection. This leads to grayish, unhealthy gums. The periodontal fibers are also affected, leading to bad breath, pocket formation and even tooth mobility in severe cases. The mouth is generally drier in comparison and so bacterial growth is more favored, further accelerating the process of gum disease and teeth decay.
  3. Dental caries: The increased amount of bacteria leads to greater incidence of dental decay. Chances of cervical decay (around the gum line) and root decay are higher in smokers.
  4. Bad breath: There are two reasons to it one is the tobacco per se and the second is the dry mouth, which leads to reduced saliva and increased bacterial growth.
  5. Impaired taste: The tongue has a constant coating too, leaving the taste buds unable to completely taste food substances. Ask any smoker a couple of questions and you would realize how they never get to enjoy and taste the food as it should be.
  6. Poor healing: Whether it is a gum disease, a tooth removal or a root canal therapy, smokers who go for dental treatment need a longer time to respond compared to nonsmokers. If smoking is continued at the same pace, then the chances of developing a dry socket with an extraction or a failed root canal therapy are quite high. There are more failures reported in success of implant in smokers as compared to non smokers.
  7. Cancer: The most dangerous and the most severe of all, cancer of the cheek, gums, lips, tongue, roof of the mouth can all happen in smokers, twice more likely in comparison with non-smokers.

Now, if all these are not good enough to kick the habit, remember this list is only for the mouth and the teeth. The whole body goes through a lot more harmful effects, and that should be a good reason to quit tobacco use in any form. If you need professional help, do not be embarrassed to seek.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I am having stains on the front upper and lower teeth which are dark brown in colour. I smoke 1-2 cigs a day and consume 2 cups of black tea daily. I brush my teeth twice a day. Kindly suggest how to get rid of the stains. Thanks.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. I can understand. Please don't be panic. Smoking can stain your teeth and further could cause mouth issues including mouth cancer. So quit smoking and consult a dentist. I am here to help you in every aspect of your mental and physical health. Any sexual or psychological problems can be cured with the help of various methods and therapies. I suggest you to post your query with every detail here. I will help you in overcoming your problems certainly. Take care.

I am 21 and My gums bleed every time I spit and experience very bad breath. I can see a yellow layer at the end of every teeth and at the starting of the gum. What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon, Parbhani
First visit to your dentist first and undergo scaling and polishing treatment then followed by Daily two time brushing and Warm saline gargle for 5 to 7 time a day.
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I have bad smell from my mouth. Teeth are also yellow. Sometimes blood comes out. How to remove?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Boil a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in water, add bay leaves and some cardamom seeds. After straining the solution, use it as a mouth rinse twice a day. Chewing on a lemon or orange rind will freshen your mouth and add a burst of flavor. The citric acid stimulates saliva production and fights off bad breath.
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Hi. I want to go for teeth whitening treatment. Want to have white teeth: please suggest me some remedies and treatment cost asap.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Consult a dentist get scaling polishing done than brush twice daily especially at night avoid coloured food stuff.

Table of Content

What is the Stained Teeth?
How is the Stained Teeth treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Importance Of Teeth
Teeth stains are a major inconvenience as a well as harmful for your teeth. Teeth stains can occur due to consuming certain foods and drinks. It can also be caused due to unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as not brushing teeth or flossing.
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About Tooth Implants
Hello, everybody, I am Dr Priyanka Puri. I have been practising for the past 12 years. My specialization is aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry and I m an implantologist also.

So today we are going to talk about implants which is a hot topic nowadays for patients and for practising doctors also. So when is that you can have an implant in your mouth. You can have an implant in your mouth when you have a missing tooth. Like you can see in a model here. There is one tooth that is missing. This is a lower molar. In actual the teeth are placed like this in your mouth. So there are the roots, there is the crown and where there is a missing tooth you can see the empty socket here. So when you have a missing tooth in your mouth there are ways to replace it and with the latest technology, we can have a fixed tooth in your mouth which has no relation to your adjacent teeth.

What is an implant?

Implant is nothing but titanium screw. As you can see in this model. The implant is a titanium screw which is made up of titanium and titanium has this unique property of binding with your Alveolar bone. This is how an implant is placed in your socket and this is how it will be inside your bone and as we are talking about the lower jaw we put this implant in your lower jaw bone. We leave it there for three months in case of lower bone and in case of upper bone for six months and this time period is very important for the implant to re-mineralise to reintegrate to become the part of your bone. This is the unique property of titanium and after that what we can do is we can give you a cap with which you can apply all the masticatory forces and you can eat with this tooth. As you can see in the model it is independent of your front and back tooth. It has no relation with your front and back tooth. It is totally independent. And you can see from inside also. This complete procedure takes about three months for the lower jaw and around six months for the upper jaw in case there are no bone deformities, there are no bony disturbances.

One of the important concerns or things which would like to confirm from the patients is the sugar levels, and his or her habits. Because of sugar if it is not at the level if it is fluctuating sugar levels. Then implants success rate will go down and in case you are a heavy smoker then also implants success rates will also go down. But otherwise, implants have a success rate of 90 to 95% all over the world. So it s great of restoring your missing tooth.

In case you have any doubts you can consult me in my clinic at smile experts or you can connect to me on lybrate.
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Tooth Sensitivity

Hello friends, my name is Dr Aishna Sharma, today I am going to discuss about the topic that is very common and in general everyone suffers from it and that is, tooth sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity is basically any kind of pain due to extremes (hot and cold) food or drinks or even with a blow of air. Now first of all going deep into this topic you musyt understand the tooth structure, that is a tooth it consists of three layers;

The outermost layer enamel, that is considered to be the hardest substance on the eart, other than the diamond.
Now, after enamel comes dentin. Dentin is considered to be the softer substance.
It has tubules in it. Tubules that starts from the outer layer of the dentin and ends up to the pulp.
This dentin and inside dentin is the pulp. The pulp or the nerve tissue, this nerve tissue consist if sensations, and with whatever we eat whatever we have all the sensation is passed through the nerves and it reaches through the dentin and then it reaches to the enamel. Now whenever we have sensitivity it means that the tooth structure is lost because of many reasons. Now first and foremost reason is the loss of gum tissue. The loss of gum tissue can occur when we take some very acidic things like pepsi, coke or any aerated drink. So in that case our gum tissues are soft in nature, that gets lost. So when it gets lost the lower part of the tooth that is the root of the tooth, it gets exposed and it is sensitive in nature so obviously you will have sensitivity in that area. The sensitivity is not in the tooth structure it is in the root area. Now, other reason of sensitivity is decay. Decay is the most common.

When you will have decay?

First and foremost you will get to know about decay when your food will get lost when the food will get lost only in the outer surface of the tooth, that is the enamel, you won t have any sensitivity you will just have the complain of getting the food lost, but when it reaches the dentin, you will definitely have sensitivity. The first sensitivity you are going to have is cold, after that hot and after that when it is very near to the nerves, you will have sensitivity to sweets. Now, this is how this process of decay stats from sensitivity and ends up in pain because when you reach the nerve, you will experience pain. Other reason of sensitivity is fracture, when the tooth gets fractured, so obviously in fractured case also the dentin is getting exposed and even at times the pulp or the nerve tissue gets exposed. So all the sensation, whatever you eat or drink gets passed on to the tooth directly to the inside of the tooth directly and you will have sensation of hot and cold, even to sweets.

Now, what is the treatment line for tooth sensitivity?

The first and foremost line and the most common treatment line people do at home is the desensitizing paste, nowadays there are so many advertisements coming on national television. So, desensitizing paste is something that you have to use regularly and slowly you will attain the result. But, ya if you don t get results with the desensitizing paste, you have to come to the clinic. To the doctor s place and you have to get the treated by the fluorited toothpaste that the doctor will recommend. Even after that if you are not getting relieved, then you haveto go for the filling that filling is medicated filling. Even at times if it is your bad luck that you don t even get relief with the filling then you have to go for the root canal only after that the sensitive tooth will be relieved.

For further detail on this topic, you can call me and chat with me. There is live chat option also on librate.com and you can visit our clinic that is Rohini Dental Care and it is in sector 31 Gurgaon. Rest, you can get from the Lybrate.
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Tooth Decay
Detailed description on Tooth decay

Hi I'm Dr. Vikash, an Endodontist and Senior Consultant at Ethical Dental and Health Care, Sector-1004, Noida. Today I'm going to discuss about the most common disease in the world, that is Tooth Decay.

Inside everyone's mouth there is a war going on. Our tooth is under attack by various bacterias. These bacterias grow a layer called plaque. It is an invisible battle because bacterias are of same color as our tooth and they hide in hard to reach areas of our mouth like gum line and between tooth. Plaque bacteria attack on sugary tooth. They turn sugar into acid and acid into enamel. This is where our body fights back thanks to saliva. Saliva is full of minerals that replaces the tooth structures dissolved away by plaque acids. It takes about 20mins for the minerals to get back in balance after a meal. But if more minerals are taken away than replaced then enamel collapses and bacteria can get into tissue below. This causes cavity and the tooth is in trouble.

Bacteria will start rotting the dent in the enamel causing tooth decay. WHen decay hits sensitive area you get tooth decay. By now enamel is completely undermined. Although only a dentist can remove bacteria from cavity but you can play your own part in the battle. If you cut off in between meal snacks and regularly remove bacterias with brush and floss, then by this you will be helping your body win the war against tooth decay.

For more information about dental problems you can contact me on Lybrate or walk into my dental clinic, Ethical Dental and Health Care, Sector-1004, Noida.
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Dental Implants for Missing Teeth
Detail and advantages of Dental Implant procedure

Hello, everyone. I am doctor Aman Ahuja. I am an implantology and a digital smile specialist working in Gurgaon. Today I am going to tell you about problems associated with missing teeth. Generally we think that the once the teeth are is extracted and probably once all the pain is gone and there is no other problem but the real thing is that the problem starts once you get the teeth extracted. Yes it is true. Once you get your teeth extracted the real problem starts then. What are the problems associated with missing teeth is my main topic for today. If you see to the video nearby. If you see the problems associated with missing teeth this video will explain you the details. Once teeth are missing any particular teeth in any part of your jaw.

For example if a lower molar is missing as you can see in the video over a period of time from 5 to 10 years you will see that the adjacent teeth will try to take its place and slowly they become bad. You will see the way the other teeth are coming and trying to take its place. Sorry over a period of time there will be four logement and ultimately your 3 teeth become loose because of just missing teeth. It is just like if you remove a brick from a wall, the whole world becomes weak. The same happens. Over a period of time if can observe some mild pain in few cases. So what is the perfect? How can we prevent this damage because of missing teeth. In this video we will give you the two solutions of a missing teeth.

Gone days when we used to give denture removable dentures and things like that. Hair we have the two solutions or fix teeth. As you can see in both cases we have one thing this is the implant option. Implant goes into the bone followed by the abutment along with a fixed teeth or a Crown it is cemented are screwed. So this is once a best solution that is dental implant. Once we decide we have to go for dental implants main question arises like does implant suits me? Can I go for dental implant? Is it painful? Lots of questions in your mind. All you need to do is take one x-ray and visit your dentist. The dentist will observe the quality of your Bone and will suggest you about the dental implant which will sort you.

Once you take your x-ray to the dentist he will observe the quality of the bone, your medical conditions and then you can proceed with the dental implant procedure. How many implants are required for you that can be assessed after we observe the X-ray. As lese as six implants can support one job for one individual teeth one implant can support. So how long will be the duration that exactly can be assessed after we observe your x-ray.

For any other details about dental implants you can definitely contact me on lybrate.
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